|Du är min ro - Arvid Asplund|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for September 2011: A beautiful sacred Scandinavian selection ("You ease my mind") with orchestra accompaniment, recorded in 1906, composed by Karl Collan.
Keywords: cylinder record; classical; baritone; skandinavian; sacred
Downloads: 1,000 (3 reviews)
|The Whistler and his Dog - Edison Military Band|
Still a popular tune in our days, from Edison Gold Moulded #9107, recorded in June of 1905.
Keywords: cylinder record; military; band
Downloads: 10,777 (2 reviews)
|Gasoline Gus and his Jitney Bus - Billy Murray|
A popular automobile song from Edison Blue Amberol #2684, recorded on June 21st 1915.
Keywords: cylinder record; billy murray; auto; automobile; comic
Downloads: 24,563 (2 reviews)
|I dreamt I dwelt in Marble Halls - John W. Myers|
The popular airline from "Bohemian Girl", sung by John W. Myers on a moulded Columbia brown wax cylinder #5631-2 from around 1904. Composed by Michael W. Balfe / Alfred Bunn.
Keywords: cylinder record; bohemian girl; brown wax
Downloads: 12,026 (3 reviews)
|Hungarian Rag - One-Step - Edison Military Band|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for for January 2007: The 'Hungarian Rag' was definitely a kind of a pre-echo to the upcoming new music style called 'Jass'.
Keywords: ragtime; dance; jass; early jazz; cylinder record
Downloads: 14,408 (5 reviews)
|If Winter comes - Atlantic Dance Orchestra|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for for December 2006: A nice winter fox trot title with vocal refrain.
Keywords: fox trot; eary jazz; jazz; dance music; cylinder record; blue amberol
Downloads: 92,262 (1 review)
|Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean - Edison Concert Band|
The famous march, rendered by the Edison Concert Band on a brown wax cylinder (#7663), recorded in November 1900.
Keywords: march; brown wax; cylinder record
Downloads: 5,303 (2 reviews)
|The Forge in the Forest - Edison Symphony Orchestra|
An early Edison cylinder (#535) from approx. 1897-98. 'The Forge in the Forest' was composed by Theodor Michaelis under the German name 'Die Schmiede im Walde'. The recording set up for this one was definitely not the best as the triangle drowns out a lot of the other instruments.
Keywords: brown wax; band; theodor michaelis; schmiede im walde; cylinder record
Downloads: 1,741 (1 review)
|Spinn, spinn - Arvid Asplund|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for March 2009: Arvid Asplund, a baritone sings a Swedish traditional, recorded ca. 1906.
Keywords: cylinder record; baritone; svenska; swedish; ljög
Downloads: 819 (1 review)
|Tosca, E lucevan le stelle - Enrico Caruso|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for February 2011, dedicated to my grandmother who very much appreciated opera: In 1903, Enrico Caruso recorded a small set of commercial recordings on phonograph cylinder, taken by the Anglo-Italian Commerce Company in Milan, Italy. This was just before he signed an exclusive contract with the Victor Company and these recordings were the only ever issued Enrico Caruso recordings on phonograph cylinder in his lifetime...
Keywords: cylinder record; caruso; opera; tosca; aria; grand opera; italian; tenor; belcanto
Downloads: 3,172 (1 review)
|Keep it under your Hat - Robert Denning & Chorus|
A nice and comic song from Edison Blue Amberol #4754, recorded on February 27th 1923.
Keywords: cylinder record; comic; chorus
Downloads: 4,873 (1 review)
|Dixie - Columbia Orchestra|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for November 2008: A lively played band number of the famous song Dixie, played by the Columbia Orchestra ca. 1908.
Keywords: cylinder record; dixie; band; ragtime; orchestra; indestructible
Downloads: 3,373 (1 review)
|Winter - Billy Murray & Chorus|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for January 2011: Winter - a great theme tune by Billy Murray with chorus and orchestra accompaniment, released on Edison Amberol #863 and recorded in August 1911.
Keywords: cylinder record; billy murray; winter; december; january; snow
Downloads: 1,296 (1 review)
|Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht - Elektra-Symphonie-Orchester|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for December 2007: The most famous Christmas carol (Silent Night), on a German cylinder record from circa 1906. A real nice version!
Keywords: cylinder record; instrumental; german; christmas; xmas; carol; silent night
Downloads: 23,155 (1 review)
|Sadie Salome (Go Home) - Edward M. Favor|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for August 2008: A funny song sung by Edward M. Favor who began his recording career in the early 1890's.
Keywords: cylinder record; comic; favor; song
Downloads: 2,921 (3 reviews)
|Du bist zu schön um treu zu sein - Johannes Bischoff|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] previous release for June 2000: Du bist zu schön um treu zu sein - Written by Alois Kutschera (You are too beautiful to be true) Transferred from a German Columbia Phonograph Co. cylinder record (#57050) from ca. 1902-04. This black wax cylinder had a severe edge chip damage but gladly could be repaired and transferred with several hours of different attempts...
Keywords: cylinder record; baritone; bischof; german; song
Downloads: 1,895 (2 reviews)
|Get out and get under the Moon - Frankie Marvin & his Uke|
A very late Edison Blue Amberol cylinder by Frankie Marvin who was hired to make some competitive recordings to the famous Cliff Edwards ukulele style. He is doing quite well with this one. This record had some excessive hung grooves and has been digitally restored.
Keywords: cylinder record; ukulele; frank marvin; cliff edwards; 1920s
Downloads: 7,897 (2 reviews)
|Runnin' wild - Fox Trot - Broadway Dance Orchestra|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for May 2007: The popular jazz title Runnin' wild, performed the Broadway Dance Orchestra, one of Edison's house bands. Nice, smooth and somewhat blues-like played. Transferred from Edison Blue Amberol cylinder #4743
Keywords: cylinder record; blue amberol; fox trot; blues; dance music
Downloads: 3,543 (1 review)
|He goes to Church on Sunday - Billy Murray|
Edison Gold Moulded #9612, recorded in April, 1907. A comic (but somewhere true) song from "The Orchid". Composed by: E. Ray Goetz / Vincent P. Bryan
Keywords: cylinder record; comic; early comedy
Downloads: 7,472 (4 reviews)
|Lied an den Abendstern (O du mein holder Abendstern) - Rudolf Berger|
Edison Goldguss (Gold Moulded) #15164, Take 3 Recorded in October 1904 in Berlin, Germany. The Announcement says "Lied an den Abendstern, gesungen vom koeniglichen Hofopernsaenger Rudolf Berger, Edison Record." Translated: "Song to the evening star, sung by the royal chamber singer Rudolf Berger, Edison Record." A part of Richard Wagner's Tannhaeuser (often written 'Tannhauser' because of the wrong American spelling caused by ignoring umlauts).
Keywords: cylinder record; german; tannhauser; tannhaeuser; richard wagner
Downloads: 2,706 (1 review)
|O! O! O! - Nap de la Mar|
A very rare Dutch selection from Edison Blue Amberol cylinder #9662, performed by Napoleon Christiaan (Nap) de la Mar (1878-1930), a Dutch actor and director. To have recorded something like this in this within the USA at the time of around 1912 would have caused nothing short of a scandal. Isadora Duncan was an American dancer who scandalized America with her modern dance interpretations, dancing her "Dance of the Seven Veils" in a flesh colored bodysuit, which gave the audience the distinct im...
Keywords: cylinder record; dutch; nederlands; cabaret
Downloads: 2,989 (2 reviews)
|Street Piano Medley - August Molinari, Edward Meeker, Billy Murray, Len Spencer|
An interesting street piano arrangement done by August Molinari. Record announcement by Ed Meeker and Billy Murray (speaking with accent) and Len Spencer doing the street scene. From Edison Gold Moulded cylinder #9615, recorded in April of 1907.
Keywords: cylinder record; street piano; piano; August Molinari; Edward Meeker; Billy Murray; Len Spencer
Downloads: 9,028 (2 reviews)
|I remember you - Ada Jones|
A comic song by the popular soprano Ada Jones on a Columbia Indestructible (#1004) cylinder from ca. 1906. "Wasn't you the 'fella' with the open umbrella that I met one rainy day upon the avenue?"
Keywords: cylinder record; comic
Downloads: 3,100 (1 review)
|Ack Vaermeland, du skoena, du haerliga land! - Unknown|
Here we have a brown wax cylinder, issued by Dansk Fonograf Magasin Kjøbenhavn under catalogue no. #929 Unfortunately the performer is not mentioned nor announced. If anyone knows, please post it! The title itself is a well-known traditional. As far as it was audible for me, the language is Swedish. Due to its playback speed of 160rpm this cylinder dates likely from 1902-1906. Lyrics: Ack Värmeland, du sköna, du härliga land, du kronabland svearikes länder...
Keywords: cylinder record; swedish; traditional; vÃ¤rmeland
Downloads: 1,168 (1 review)
|Ach, mein Otto hat 'ne Floete - Margarete Wiedeke|
A very naughty song by Margarete Wiedeke (often abbreviated as Grete Wiedeke). Although not the most charming voice of that era, Wiedeke recorded a huge variety of songs on cylinders and discs and was one of the popular recording artists in Germany. This one comes from an Edison Wax Amberol cylinder #4M-15008, recorded in May of 1909 (Berlin, Germany).
Keywords: cylinder record; german; grete wiedeke
Downloads: 2,065 (1 review)
|Misere aus Troubadour - Marie Dietrich, Karl Jörn & Chorus|
Edison Goldguss Record #15359, recorded in 1905 The popular song from Giuseppe Verdi's opera Il Trovatore.
Keywords: cylinder record; opera; german; verdi; aria
|Cantique de Noel: Minuit, chretiens! - Albert Quesnel|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for December 2008: The popular French Christmas carol, sung by Albert Quesnel on Edison Blue Amberol #2285 from January 1914.
Keywords: cylinder record; blue amberol; christmas; french; noel; xmas; carol; tenor
|Dort vergiss leises Fleh'n aus Figaro - Arthur Pacyna|
One of the rarer German classical selections on Edison Goldguss #16097. Recorded in October of 1909 in Berlin, Germay.
Keywords: cylinder record; german; figaro; classical; opera
|Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen - Edison-Quartett|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for December 2011: A beautiful German Christmas traditional, performed by the local Edison-Quartett in Berlin 1908 and released as Edison Gold Moulded #15955. Two English translations are known as "Lo, how a rose e'er blooming" and "A Spotless Rose is growing". To learn more about this song: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Es_ist_ein_Ros_entsprungen
Keywords: cylinder record; christmas; quartet; quartett; quartette; german; phonograph; edison; traditional; carol
|Katzenliebe (Cat's Love) - Steidl-Quartet|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for June 2013: This rather unusual quartet selection was recorded at the Edison studio in Berlin, Germany in 1907. This transfer is dedicated to the memory of my cat Victor (2011-2013).
Keywords: cylinder record; quartet; german; cat; katze; unusual
|Die holde Weiblichkeit - Oscar Stolberg|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for March 2012, a couplet performed by Oscar Stolberg. Recorded at the New York City Edison studio 1914, just few months before the fire destroyed the cylinder recording facility, which then caused the Edison Phonograph Co. to acoustically dub their cylinders from pre-recorded Diamond Discs. Stolberg made several comic recordings for the German series...
Keywords: cylinder record; edison; blue amberol; 4-minute; 1914; stolberg; reutter; otto reutter; comic; german; acoustic
|Sylvan Glen - London Concert Orchestra|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for March 2013: The London Concert Orchestra plays "Sylvan Glen", from a black Edison-Bell Indestructible cylinder, produced on the behalf of Lambert Records, ca. 1903.
Keywords: cylinder record; british; english; edison-bell; band
|Miserere (Il Trovatore) - Anna Case, Paul Althouse|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for November 2007: A well known aria from Verdi's 'Il Trovatore' here from a Blue Amberol #28197 cylinder from 1914.
Keywords: cylinder record; classical; verdi; trovatore; aria
|Schoenau, mein Paradies - Johann Strauss-Orchester mit Chor (with chorus)|
A late 2-minute Edison Gold Moulded cylinder (#16236), recorded in Berlin, Germany in January 1912. The title says "Schoenau, my Paradise", where Schoenau is a smaller town. Song composed by Alois Kutschera.
Keywords: cylinder record; german; chorus
|Money Musk Medley, Virginia Reel - National Promenade Band|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for October 2011: A raggy band medley, played by the National Promenade Band, record in 1912 and released on Edison Blue Amberol #1522.
Keywords: cylinder record, ragtime, band, instrumental, edison, blue amberol, phonograph
|Don't take me Home - Ed Morton|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for November 2010: A comic song by Ed (Eddie) Morton on an Edison 2-minute cylinder from 1908. To the currently existing catalog reference, this is the only Edison cylinder that he ever recorded.
Keywords: cylinder record; comic; morton; drinking; marriage
|The Bellman - Frank C. Stanley|
Another title by Frank C. Stanley (William S. Grinsted) with chimes and organ played by Frank P. Banta Edison Gold Moulded #8310 At the very end you can easily hear that the recording engineer stopped the machine while the chimes were still ringing.
Keywords: frank c. stanley; chimes; cylinder record
|My own United States - Harry MacDonough|
From a pink Lambert celluloid cylinder #980 from ca. 1902.
Keywords: cylinder record; mac donough; lambert company of chicago; lambert; patriotic; patriotism; anthem
|My Irish Molly O - Hamilton Hill|
Sterling Record #196, sung by the Australian baritone Hamilton Hill, ca. 1906.
Keywords: cylinder record; british; australian; australia
|It's hard to kiss your sweetheart when the last kiss means good-bye - Arthur C. Clough|
Edison Gold Moulded cylinder record #10251, recorded in July of 1909.
Keywords: cylinder record, tenor
|Mein Himmel auf der Erde - Rost'sches Solo-Quartett|
A nice German quartet selection from Edison Goldguss Record #15078, recorded in August 1908. Courtesy of German Museum of Technology Berlin (GDTM) [www.dtmb.de]
Keywords: german; quartette; vocal; cylinder record
|Smokey Mokes - Peerless Orchestra|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for October 2009: A snappy cake walk number, performed the Peerless Orchestra, recorded in 1904 and composed by Abe Holzmann.
Keywords: cylinder record; ragtime; band; orchestra; peerless
|Wiener Drahrer Marsch - Hoch- und Deutschmeister-Regiment, Wien|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for April 2012: Due to crazy import duties for phonograph cylinders imposed in Austria, only a small number of cylinders were generally available. This legislative was intended to privilege national manufacturers of records. The actual result was, that other makers would make unauthorized copies of larger brands such as Edison an sell these to the Austrian market at higher prices than original Edison cylinders would have cost without the imposed imp...
Keywords: cylinder record; marsch; march; instrumental; austria; austrian; wien; vienna
|Razzazza Mazzazza - Edison Concert Band|
A nice and more unknown ragtime style selection by Edison's Concert Band from fall of 1905.
Keywords: cylinder record; edison; ragtime; band; trombone; arthur pryor
|By the dear old River Rhine - Albert Campbell & Irving Gillette|
An earlier Wax Amberol recording released later also on Blue Amberol. Unless the post-1914 recordings this one was recorded directly on cylinder (no dubbing from Diamond Disc). Therefore the earlier Blue Amberols sound very crisp and clear compared to their later counterparts. Edison Blue Amberol #2410 (Wax Amberol 4M-872 Master), recorded in 1911, performed by Albert Campbell and Irving Gillette (Henry Burr).
Keywords: cylinder record; edison; blue amberol; duet
|Carrie Marry Harry - Walter van Brunt|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for June 2007, a nice comic song with a slight sign of ragtime influence. From a Columbia Indestructible cylinder #1316
Keywords: cylinder record; song; van brunt; tenor
|Keep a little cosy corner in your heart for me - Ada Jones|
From Edison Gold Moulded cylinder #9060, recorded in April of 1905.
Keywords: cylinder record; soprano
|Kennst Du das Land (aus Mignon) - Marie Götze|
Edison Goldguss #15216 (wax cylinder) Marie Götze was one of leading artists for operatic selections on German Edison cylinder records of the early 20th century. This one has been recorded in late 1904. From the collection of the German Museum for Transport and Technology Berlin [www.dtmb.de]
Keywords: cylinder record; edison; german; aria; opera; götze; classical
|Why don't you try - Marie Hoy, Harry Anthony|
A nice melody in this duett, sung by Marie Hoy & Harry Anthony from Edison Gold Moulded cylinder #9299, recorded in March 1906.
Keywords: cylinder record; duett; duet; edison; wax cylinder
|Bicycle-Couplet - Hugo Gottschall|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for June 2010: Bicycle-Couplet, a German comic song by Hugo Gottschall, recorded in February 1902. This particular recording does not only represent the earlier German series of the Edison 2-minute cylinders, it was also recorded in the New York City studios. An additional proof beside the references are the lyrics of this song. The distinctive use of English terms along with an all-German song is anything but common...
Keywords: cylinder record; couplet; comic; bicycle; fahrrad; german